The global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! will tour Australia in 2017 – 2018 commencing its national tour in Canberra in November 2017, before moving on to five other capital cities. The announcement was made today by the Hon. Andrew Barr, ACT Chief Minister.
“I’m joined by representatives from the ACT Government, Visit Canberra, the Cultural Facilities Corporation and Producer, Louise Withers, to announce that in November 2017, Canberra Theatre Centre will host the Premiere Season of a stunning new Australian tour of the smash-hit musical, MAMMA MIA! for three weeks,” said Mr Barr. “It will be the biggest theatrical production to play at the Canberra Theatre Centre to date.”
“For sometime, our Government has been liaising with stakeholders to increase the awareness in, and profile of, Canberra as a viable destination for major events and theatre tours. Our announcement today celebrates just one of the successes from this work, and introduces our capital as a major player in the live performance touring circuit.”
MAMMA MIA! is set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
“We are delighted to be premiering this new tour of MAMMA MIA! in Canberra. Now more than ever, the opportunity exists for Canberra to offer a viable venue, and eager market, to a wealth of productions now being produced across a country with limited venue supply,” said Producer Louise Withers.
“If Canberrans, public and corporate, support MAMMA MIA! and provide capacity audiences, it will be a compelling invitation for other presenters and producers. A night of great music, fun and laughter is exactly the type of antidote we all need in such complex times in our world.”
Following its Canberra Season, MAMMA MIA! will play a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC before playing all other major national cities. Full tour, ticketing and casting details will be announced at a later date. Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, in what will be a stunning new production, we want you to come join the party of a lifetime.
A beautiful bride, a proud mother and three possible fathers. It’s a trip down the aisle you’ll remember forever! A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages.
To waitlist for tickets or to register interest, visit: www.mammamiathemusical.com.au for details.